We've been working on making 'Team Spotlight' videos to give you an insight into some of the core members of the educate. team. Today, we'd like you to meet Jocelyn Vick Maeer, educate.'s treasurer! Jocelyn joined educate. in late 2016 while studying in Amsterdam, and has kept track of every euro and lempira that has passed … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Jocelyn Vick Maeer, Treasurer
Things don’t always go to plan. Each time we begin a new project, we put a great deal of thought into it, but there are always circumstances that one simply cannot predict. This has been the case with our most recent project, the nutrition centre we fund in Talanga, Honduras with our incredible partner organisation … Continue reading Things don’t always go to plan: Nutrition Centre Relocation
I grew up in a place where humanity is trumped by ambition for power and territory. From a young age, I watched people get shot and collapse lifeless in the dust. When that kind of violence surrounds you, life becomes meaningless. But that is how my life was built: amongst violence, power and poverty – things that can corrupt anyone.
Starting educate. has led us to do some pretty crazy things, but this obstacle-filled mud run might be the craziest so far! On Saturday April 21st, four educate. team members voluntarily subjected themselves to thick mud, barbed wire and electric shocks in the name of raising money for one of educate.'s projects: a library for Escuela … Continue reading Sponsored Mud Run – “I didn’t realise there were obstacles!”
On Saturday April 7th, educate. held a flea market sale at Amsterdam University College! The sun was shining and tables were piled high with second-hand clothes, books, shoes and miscellaneous trinkets. People either rented a table for €10 and sold their belongings themselves, or donated their things to educate.. Along with the flea market, we … Continue reading Sunshine and Bargains: Flea Market Fundraiser at Amsterdam University College
At the International School of Panama, grade 6 students have been busy over the past term organising a book drive. From logistics to publicity to sorting and storing the books, the project was 100% student led. The students managed to collect a grand total of 438 books, a number well over their goal of 350! … Continue reading Reflections on a Student-run Book Drive at the International School of Panama
Tania Paola Caballero is one of educate.'s university scholarship recipients, currently in her first year of studying industrial engineering. In this post, she shares some stories from her childhood and some of her experiences from living and studying in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. My name is Tania Paola Caballero Fernández and I am eighteen … Continue reading “Studying makes you a different person”: An update from scholarship recipient Tania Caballero
For many months now, we have been working with the Honduras-based non-profit Chispa Project to start a library at a public elementary school in the city of El Progreso, Honduras. Due to the chaos that followed the Honduran presidential elections, our plans were delayed somewhat, but we are very excited to have a concrete game … Continue reading El Progreso Library Update: Adrian Mejia School!
We are incredibly excited to be able to announce that educate. has recently partnered with the International School of Panama in Panama City. The International School of Panama is home to over 1200 children from 50 countries and runs from Pre-K to 12th grade. educate. has partnered with the school’s Grade 6 Global Issues class, … Continue reading Panama International School Global Issues Partnership
In this blog post, educate. board member and trustee Lisa van Holsteijn gives us an insight into the community where she grew up and how this community continues to contribute to her work for educate.. Going home for me doesn’t just mean going home to see my parents and immediate family, it means going home … Continue reading Thankful for my Roots